May Favorites + J.Crew Giveaway

I know, I know – a few weeks ago, the blog was on a holiday schedule, but this week (when there’s an actual holiday), it’s not. Don’t question that strange schedule that is my life! Anyway, here are some of the things I loved in May. It’s a shorter version than usual because I’m working on finals plus my health plus yada yada yada. Check out the things I loved in May and/or enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post! My birthday is next Sunday, June 5, and so I’m kicking off the celebrations now. And at some point there will also be a birthday ad discount, so keep an eye on Twitter!

May 2016 Favorites


The Time of Singing – This historical fiction novel is about Ida de Tosny, an unwilling mistress of King Henry II, and Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk. I love it!

The Royal We – This is based on William and Kate, and while some of it is a little too close to reality (there’s only so many similarities I can take), it’s a wonderful book. It’s their take on what the relationship would be like of a modern prince and an American girl who he marries. Again, very close to reality, but still great.

I listen to books on Audible! It’s a great way to pass the time when commuting or traveling. Get 2 books for free when you sign up for a digital membership (which is so, so worth it to me since I listen to long books that are way more expensive than the monthly membership charge).

My All-Time Favorite Books

Wearing – Style, Clothes, Etc.

May 2016 Favorites

Old Navy boyfriend shorts, Maxi skirt, H&M jersey tees, Jack Rogers sandalsKeds

My All-Time Favorite Clothes, Shoes, Etc.

Wearing – Beauty

May 2016 Favorites

Benefit Consmetics ‘Hello Flasless!” Oxygen Liquid Foundation, Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Full Coverage Concealer, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, Sally Hansen Inda-Dri Nail Polish in Set SailColourPop Dope Taupe brow pencil, ColourPop Lippie Six in Frida

My All-Time Favorite Beauty Products

Enter to win $75 to J.Crew!

On June 5, I turn 25. To celebrate, a bunch of us have gotten together to give away a $75 gift card to J.Crew, my favorite store.

J. Crew Giveaway

Kate the (Almost ) Great | Anchored to Sunshine | Briana Mae Morgan | Travelvan | Rhyme & Ribbons | The Girl Who Loved To Write

This is only open to the US (sorry!), and you must be 18 or older to enter. The giveaway runs from 12:00 AM EST 5/30/2016 to 11:59 PM EST 6/5/2016. If you lie on any of your entries, you will be disqualified. The winner will be chosen and their entries examined within 48 hours of the giveaway ending, they will then be emailed, and they will have 48 hours to respond to that email to claim their prize. If they do not respond, another winner will be chosen, etc. Good luck!

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  • Reply Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I think I’m going to check out Audibile for listening to books at the pool. I get a headache reading in the sun, and this sounds like the perfect alternative!

    May 31, 2016 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Emily of Em Busy Living

    Happy birthday to you friend! Thanks for the fun giveaway opportunity!
    The book “The Royal We” sounds right up my alley 🙂

    May 31, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Sandra Meaders

    Happy Birthday!

    June 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm
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